LEGO Reveals Its First ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Sets

LEGO has officially begun unveiling its Star Wars: The Force Awakens sets, and like other toys set to tie-in with the film, the kits are revealing new details and several heretofore unknown characters from the film.

First among the new LEGO sets is the Millennium Falcon, hardly an unexpected foray in the newest Star Wars film. While the ship sports a new design, as well as panels that open to reveal the Falcon’s interior, it also comes with a variety of mini-figures, as LEG GODT reports. A silver-haired Han Solo and Chewbacca may be expected to accompany the Falcon, while Finn and Rey are hardly surprises, but the kit also comes with two new characters, Tasu Leech and a Kanjiklub Gang Member. Previously unreported in the lead-up to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, they appear to be characters from the scenes on Jakku, where it seems likely that Finn and Rey encounter the Falcon and her crew.

Rey’s speeder is another LEGO set that features a new character and a potential plot giveaway. The kit comes with a figure of “Unkar’s Thug,” leading fans to wonder who Unkar could be, and what his relation to Rey is. The LEGO set also features “a detachable sled with space for a minifigure when Rey must make a quick escape down the desert dunes,” suggesting that this is a scene in the film.

Poe Dameron’s black X-wing fighter gets its own LEGO set, as ABC News notes, complete with BB-8 ball droid (which is also included with the Falcon). The First Order has its own array of ships in the LEGO canon, as well, with Kylo Ren’s command shuttle leading the way. Looking like a hybrid of the Imperial Shuttle from Return of the Jedi and a TIE Fighter, Ren’s command ship features imposing wings and a number of First Order figures.

The LEGO line also includes a First Order troop transport and snowspeeder, the existence of which hint at battle scenes both in a forest and on the as-yet-unnamed snow-covered planet that saw the First Order rally featured in the latest The Force Awakens TV spot.

With far more to be released as Force Friday unfolds, Star Wars fans already have more than a few new LEGO sets to add to their collection.

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